Artists

Luis Camnitzer

An Uruguayan artist, he was born in Germany in 1937. He immigrated to Uruguay at the age of one year. Live in new
York since 1964. Professor emeritus of the State University of New York. Between 1999 and 2006 it was
curator of emerging artists at The Drawing Center, New York. He was pedagogical curator of the 6th.
Biennial and Educational Curator of MERCOSUR of the Iberé Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil, from
2007 to 2010. Until 2012, he was a pedagogical consultant for the Patty Phelps Collection of Cisneros. Graduated in
Sculpture of the National School of Fine Arts, University of the Republic, Uruguay, Camnitzer attended
architectural studies at the Faculty of the same university and sculpture and engraving at the Academy
of Plastic Arts in Munich. Camnitzer was recipient of the Guggenheim Stock Exchange in 1961 and, in 1982.
1998 received the annual prize for Latin American art criticism awarded by the Argentine Association of
Art Critics. In 2002, he received the Konex MERCOSUR award as an artist, educator and theoretician. In 2011
received the Frank Jewitt Mather Award from the College Art Association of the United States and the
Engraver Emeritus of Southern Graphic Conference International. In 2012, he received the Medal
Skowhegan for his work in facilities and interdisciplinary work and also in the Ford USA award
Life partner.
Among the most important exhibitions are: 1988, Venice Biennial, representing the
Uruguay; 1996, Universalis, San Pablo Biennial; In the face of history (sections of the 1970s and
1980s), Center Pompidou, Paris; 1997, Whitney Biennial, New York; 2000, Casa de América, Madrid;
Versions of the South, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; 2002, Documenta 11, Kassel; 2010, anthological sample,
Museum of Daros, Zurich; and samples at Alexander Gray Gallery, New York and Parra and Romero Gallery,
Madrid.
Among the collections that have his works are: Museum of Modern Art, New York. Metropolitan
Museum, New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago de Chile. Wagstaff
Collection, Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, Bogotá; House of the Americas, La
Havana; Blanton Museum, Austin, Texas; Wifredo Lam Center, Havana; National Museum of Fine Arts
Arts, Havana. National Museum of Plastic Arts, Montevideo; Neighborhood Museum, New York;
Office of Drawings and Prints of the Uffizzi, Florence; Queens Museum, New York; Tate Gallery,
London; Museum of Latin American Art Buenos Aires; Daros Collection, Zurich; and Cisneros Collection,
Caracas / New York.